I’ve just updated the kayak page; the whole family belongs to the same stitch & glue building system, based on plywood & epoxy, a system which guarantees sturdy, nimble and beautiful hulls with a reasonable amount of building time; it took me about 75 hours to built my own Bette 500 […]

Kayak: how to choose the right model

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Stand Up Paddle (SUP for friend) is the new skyrocketing activity blasting the scene during the last summer: basically a SUP is a slightly modified stable surfboard on which you stand up and paddle, mixing fitness, relax, watching around and exploring coastal areas. I couldn’t resist the temptation of design […]

Stand Up Paddle : the new toy for summer !!!

Peruvian amazon rainforest in Tambopata reserve
“you can’t promote wooden boat building in 2017, forests are disappearing, the ecological impact of your projects is devastating !!!!” oh, man , really ???? pluvial forest in south america, picture form now, let’s take a look at the big picture …. the alternatives: in my range of projects, […]

modern wooden boats: the ecological footprint

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Hi everybody, Modernwoodenboat has landed on Instagram world too !  Follow us, you’ll see several shots of our projects, beautiful pictures of Sardinian landscapes, lifestyle and a lot of other funny stuffs.    

We’re now on Instagram too !

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Thanks to a very motivated owner/homebuilder , we are currently delivering the first set of plans of HAIKU 700, our newest project, just a couple of weeks after the official release. I am really glad to announce that boat #1 will be build in the Denmark , stay tuned for […]

HAIKU 700 #1 goes to Denmark !

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” hey Chris, your kayaks are superfine, but I’d love to built a sit on top one” “come on, everyboady knows kayak fishing is rockin’, do something !!!” “Raju 500 is sleek, nimble and fine, sure, but I love to fish form kayak…” and so on, and on, and on…. […]

Dentex 420 sit on top: the new kid in town

while the first hull of Hirundo 750 is 85% complete, with a huge amount of extra woodworks and upgrades form the basic plans, and another boat is on the assembly scaffold down in South America,  we’re currently doing some modifications to the standard plans, for a french client. Basically modifications […]

Hirundo 750: a growing family

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HAIKU 700 “Haiku is a form of poetry featuring simple language, with no title, a poetry which cuts needless terms and rhetoric speeches, getting its strength from fascinations coming from the nature through its different seasons. Composing a Haiku requires a great capacity of synthesis of thoughts and imagination since […]

Haiku 700: setting sails in simplicity

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Most of us live a busy life; we’re constantly drowning in a sea of things-that-have-to-be-done-here-and-now, ranging from our work to our family. Sailing is an inherently slow activity, I’d rather say ridiculously slow; no matter which boat you have, given our modern lifetime pace, it takes a huge amount of […]

My personal recipe for enjoyable and affordable sailing

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I’m currently adding a new tool on each sailboat project page: a diagram that can give a first glance indication of where the boat is placed in terms of : budget required, ease of build, performances , offshore capabilities, cruise comfort ; the values shown on diagrams are referred to […]

new tool to evaluate boat projects

Hirundo 750
Bruno and Salvatore, aka Barbamasu (, have been working hard on their Hirundo 750 during the last month; the boat has now the cabin panels closed, faired and completed, the engine shaft and related propeller set up on board and laminated on the hull , which has been quite an […]

Steady progress on Hirundo 750 from Barbamasu

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Idea 19 “Muchacha”  screaming downwind in southwestern coast of Sardinia : superfun,  great speed, and a boat always dry and safe. What else ?  

IDEA19 + downwind = SUPERFUN